St Francis Xavier

Catholic Primary School

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The Intent of our Science Curriculum 


Intent - 

Our high-quality, knowledge based science education at St Francis Xavier aims to provide all learners with the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, physics and chemistry, as well as develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena within every pupil. 

Our curriculum aims to give purposeful learning opportunities that build on children's prior learning. Children should be taught through enquiry based learning, where they are given time to investigate, prove and justify theories and reasons. 

Science links in with other school intents; working independently and collaboratively and trying new experiences. 

Nursery have been looking at the different seasons! We say goodbye to autumn soon and hello to winter!

Year 4 are investigating states of matter

Year 6 have been looking at how light travels and how we see.

Year 5 have been investigating Earth and Space which has included recording information on different daylight hours around the world.

Year 4 have been investigating teeth and the digestive system.

Year 3 have been investigating the skeletal system of humans and animals.

Year 2 have been looking at how animals survive.

Year 1 have been categorising everyday materials.

Nursery have been learning about the natural world. We have enjoyed autumnal walks, looked at books and objects to observe and talk about changes in the seasons. We used our senses to explore seasonal fruit and vegetables.